RV & Motorhome Registration in Ohio
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The rules for registering a motor home or recreational vehicle (RV) in Ohio are essentially the same as those for registering your car. However, you are likely not required to have an e-Check inspection completed, as your vehicle should weigh more than 10,000 lbs. You will, however, need to obtain an exemption certificate to turn in with your registration application.
If you're registering your RV for the first time, you will need to do it at a deputy registrar's branch.
You'll need to bring your title, which proves ownership. (For details on how to obtain your title, see Title Transfers on this site.) Keep in mind that photocopies of titles are not acceptable. The title must be notarized and have the Clerk of Courts' seal. You may obtain your title at a County Clerk of Courts title office.
You will be the only one eligible to register your vehicle, unless you have signed a Power of Attorney for Certificate of Title (Form BMV 3117) form to authorize someone else. (If you're leasing the RV, you'll need to have power of attorney from the leasing company.)
You'll also need to bring adequate proof of identification.
The registration fees will vary according to the local taxes involved. Contact your local Ohio BMV office for fee information specific to your vehicle.
If you are renewing your motor home registration, you have more options this time around.
If you enjoyed your experience at the deputy registrar's branch, you can always go back and renew in person. Remember to bring proof of identification and your renewal slip that you should have received in the mail. Also, only the RV owner or someone with power of attorney from the owner may renew.
Renew by mail, using information on the renewal slip, if all information (name, address, and vehicle) is the same. If anything has changed, you'll have to renew in person or online.
Note: If you are leasing your RV, your leasing company must be on the approved leasing companies list to be eligible for online renewal.
If your registration has already expired or is within 10 days of expiration, it's best to handle the transaction at a deputy registrar's branch.
Again, the fees will vary according to where you live, but the method of how you renew will not affect this.Other Topics in This Section
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- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
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